A quick "Q&A" about Fortress: Ameritrash. Have questions you think should be addressed here? Send them to one of us. We hear them often enough, they'll get added here.
--Who is that guy in your banner? He frightens me.
He should. His name is "The Compactor". He's here to make sure things are 100% kick-ass at all times. I am not sure I could catalog all of the advanced and highly-deadly weaponry he has on his person, but I'm not terribly eager to find out.
--OMG! I found a bug/problem! What now?
This site is definitely a work in progress and we'll be working on it all the time. If you should find something amiss, just post something in the appropriate place in the forums to let us know.
--Is this new website for Ameritrashers only? What, exactly is the point of this place?
Great question! No, it's not for Ameritrashers only, though that will be the overwhelming focus of the lion's share of the articles you'll read here. We welcome gamers of all types! (Who knows, we might make a convert out of you.)
--Trash Talk?!? You guys have FORUMS?!
Yep. That is probably one of the coolest parts of all. You guys have only been asking for such a thing since Day 1 of the original blog's launch, and now...we have them. Use them. We'll see you there. Be sure to Trash Mail all your friends about it.
Yes, we also have a private messaging system for your use and enjoyment. Feel free to use that for talking with each other, or to message us with ideas for future articles.
--Back to those forums for a minute...how long until you guys are just like other sites, banning and censoring users?
Look, it's really simple...here's how NOT to get banned or censored on our forums:
1. Don't spam us or post repetitive and stupid junk.
2. Don't post anything racist.
3. Don't post anything illegal.
Other than that, you'll be good to go.
Note that we can NOT say we'll never ban anyone. But rest assured it will take a little more for that to happen than telling one of us that we're "full of shit". We're already fully aware of that fact, thanks.
--I see a lot of new entries for the menu over there...have you guys "expanded" your content?
You'd better believe it! The old blog just wasn't a great format for trying to cover everything--games, music, movies--though we would on occasion branch out, the original "mission statement" of the blog had mandated that we talk Ameritrash games, all day, all the time.There's a big crossover, among us, and among our readers. This is a place where we can feel comfortable posting stuff about board games, video games, music, and movies... and we're inviting submissions from YOU about such things, or just to shoot the shit about them in the forums.
Yep. Though we've had sort of unofficial channels for these things in the past via our old fortress email address, we're taking that to another level. First, we have "official" processes of sending us snapshots and mailbag items, and we hope you take advantage of them.
To get the ball rolling, check out "Member Submissions" from the menu on the left. From there, you can submit articles, photos, or letters for use on the site. We don't promise we'll use everything that you send, or even use it right away, but rest assured we will be checking User Submissions very frequently.
So...there you have it, I hope that this information answers a few questions as well as provides a little context and introduction to the new Fortress: Ameritrash webstie. Thanks for all the great comments and feedback thus far, these are always welcome!